“Crazy Again” is a complete effort. Sensible, but not stylized, sincere but not sappy, it simply fills you with an appreciation of life, even when it delves into sad subjects. There’s something unexplainable about Jackson Taylor & The Sinner’s music that makes you want to meet these dudes in person and try to tear off some of their infectious and everlasting good time attitude and incorporate it into your own little world.
The best way to describe Crazy Again is an “accidental documentary”. Released in 2006, but only screened at a few film festivals, and to my knowledge never made available until recently through Amazon’s streaming video service, the film follows Dale Watson on a tour to Atlanta and back, and then features an interview with him in New Mexico where he describes in great detail a period of his life where he goes through a mental collapse and a spiritual rebirth.